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SC appoints justice (retired) Rakesh Kumar Jain to monitor the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence probe

Lawstreet Journal 17 Nov 2021 6:44pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC appoints justice (retired) Rakesh Kumar Jain to monitor the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence probe

Supreme Court appoints justice (retired) Rakesh Kumar Jain, a former judge of Punjab and Haryana HC, to monitor the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence probe and to ensure fairness and independence.

Three IPS officers - SB Shirodkar, Deepinder Singh & Padmaja Chauhan, have also been inducted in the SIT.

SC will hear the case next after the chargesheet is filed and a report is received from the retired judge.

The Court ordered,

 

"Justice Jain manned Commission will ensure impartiality and independence of the investigation...The investigation will be by SIT under Justice Jain and matter will be listed after chargesheet is filed."

Justice Jain enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in May 1982 and started his legal practice at the district court of Hisar. He was elevated as a judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court on December 5, 2007, and retired on September 30, 2020.

Today's order was passed in a petition registered on the basis of letters seeking registration of an FIR in the matter as well as punishment of the guilty parties involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which farmers protesting against the farm laws in Uttar Pradesh were mowed down by a four-wheeler belonging to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni. Eight people had died as a result of the violence that ensued.

On Monday, the Court stated that it will take a day to figure out the name of the judge who would be supervising the probe into the incident. The Bench… Continue Reading...


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